Yea a lot of order processing for big tech distribution goes through Manila and there struggling to source laptops to WFH. Other issues are internet reliability so this as many other things will have a huge ripple effect.
The two are completely different topics and context. The cases have been misinterpreted in the media which only states the growing number of cases, and yet to speak too how many of those cases are already clear. It’s all hype to get people scared which is all media does these days. The second is the ripple effect that call centers and in my case order entry workers In India and the Philippines will cause major issues…the reason there will be a lack of technical support for remote workers and a lack of distributed products to assist in the wfh quarantine efforts…good try though sir
Again your reading this all wrong…I do and will stand by this is media hype on the flu. I personally suspect this has been around longer more people know and many have had it already. If you read the OP post you will see he is speaking specifically to the effects this is having on people working in the countries. To which I responded and agreed I have felt the effects and have worked with the people of Manila for over 20years. We have been through 9/11, earthquakes, monsoons where I didn’t hear they were ok from some of these co workers I call friends for months. Go be angry else where take that super sleuth energy of yours and go shopping for your elderly neighbors like I have been doing for the past week.
A client of mine was scrambling last week to get equipment to their staff in Manila, most of whom don’t own computers NOR have broadband. All hands on deck for them.
Imagine if we had used the past three months to get testing in place to have the facts!
This is adorably dated. India used to be the call center capital after Ireland, but a lot has moved. Just about every company on the Dow and Fortune 100 employs knowledge workers in India and Across Asia to do essential work (great great piece about how most of the Boeing 737-MAX failures trace to offshoring critical roles that used to be in or just outside Seattle).
There is a secondary wave of business paralysis as this spreads around the world. All cars are world cars. All big (and many small) companies are global companies. I haven’t worked with a company of any size in 10 years that doesn’t have at least 1 key business activity offshore somewhere.